I was born into a family of a loving mother and father, a sister and a brother…..there is a 12 year gap between my sister and I….. I know for a fact that I was a bit of a pain in my sister’s butt growing up {that’s her story anyway!}….. but….she has always been there for me…. I was the mom of a 2-year-old preparing for my son’s first real Christmas when I got the call that my mom had been killed in an accident….and my sister was there to comfort me through the tears….. I was 7 months pregnant with my second son when I got the call that my father was in the hospital and was probably not going to make it….and my sister was there to once again comfort me…… through the death of her husband, my divorce and the death of our brother…my sister was there to soothe my fears and hold me…and through it all make me truly believe that everything would be okay…. recently I needed her again in a big way….. and she was there…..I have an ongoing joke that all I have to do is light the ‘bat signal’ and she is there within minutes no matter when….no matter what…. she is a woman who has helped me in more ways than she will ever know and I will forever be thankful to her for that.

Sometimes just knowing that someone is there and cares, whether it be in a big way or small way, with words or in silence, is all it takes to impact someone’s life in a positive way.

This Mother’s Day please consider purchasing a gift from the HOH Collection.  Use the Promocode: CLEVERGIRLS to receive a 15% discount off Heart of Haiti and Rwanda Path to Peace products between 05/03/2011 and 05/08/2011.

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forever grateful hugs, mb

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